Ethel Broyles Garland, 84, Elizabethton, formerly of Butler, passed away Monday, August 5, 2013, at Hillview Health Center.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Victor and Maude Pierce Broyles.
Ethel was a retired employee of the Timberland Boot Company, Mountain City. She was a member of Pierce Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delford Paul Garland, June 29, 1974; two sons, Jeffrey L. Garland and Larry Garland; a daughter, Margaret Garland; and two brothers, Earl Broyles and Ralph Broyles.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry P. and Carol Garland, Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Victoria Garland, Dustin Garland, Dennis Garland, Tracy Garland, Chris Garland and Penny Garland; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Corrine Arnold, Elkhart, Ind., and Sue Arnold and her husband Park, Butler; several nieces and nephews; and her former son-in-law, James Matherly.
Funeral services for Mrs. Garland will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Harvey White and the Rev. John Hammitt officiating. Honorary minister will be the Rev. Oddie Dugger Jr. Interment will follow in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and great-grandsons. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Hillview Health Center for their compassionate care of our mother. The family will receive friends from noon Wednesday until the service hour at 2 p.m. Friends may also call at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Carol Garland, 121 Hyder Street, Elizabethton. Condolences to the Garland family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.